CMS to host call on disparity methods used in confidential reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a national provider call Sept. 12 from 3-4 p.m. (CST) to review the two disparity methods used in the hospital specific reports assessing hospital performance for patients with social risk factors in the Hospital 30-day, All-Cause, Risk-Standardized Readmission Rate Following Pneumonia Hospitalization (NQF #0506) measure.

Registration is required. Meeting materials will be posted online in advance of the call.

As a reminder, the confidential reports are available for preview through Sept. 24.  Reports will be available for eligible hospitals to download on the QualityNet Secure Portal through the duration of the confidential reporting period.